Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Massive Pro-Choice Rally

Pro-Choice rally in Alaska
This past Saturday, an enormous showing of support for Planned Parenthood took place in Alaska. All told, there were nearly 15 people present! The local CBS Anchorage affiliate covered the huge demonstration, which was held to protest the federal cutting of funding of Planned Parenthood. This kind of thing deserves attention! So many people came out to protest this!

Now, let's compare that to the measly numbers achieved at a pro-life rally. In 2011, the number of people at the March for Life in Washington, D.C. numbered 400,000. However, this was not even covered in most of the mainstream media, and if it was, it was just a side note.

Pro-life rally in Washington, D.C.
I have had my own experience with this strange phenomenon. Every year on Good Friday, there is a Pro-Life rally in St. John's near the hospital. Usually about 300-400 people show up. However, there is also a contingent of about 2 to 5 "pro-choicers". Yet, when the event is covered on the local media, deceptive camera angles and news text give the impression that the numbers are equivalent.

I want to note that this article is something of an exaggeration. I am not trying to imply that all pro-choice rallies get only 15 participants and that pro-life ones all get 400,000 people. I am just showing the hypocrisy of only reporting on pro-choice events or purposely showing them as equal when there are clearly more people at the pro-life rallies.

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